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Relaxation on the Mall

Relaxation on the Mall by Moses Pearl

The Cleveland Public Library Special Collections proudly displays its recent donation of a painting created by Cleveland artist Moses Pearl. It is entitled Relaxation on the Mall, which depicts one of the granite carvings that surrounds the sphere in the pool of the fountain on Mall C in downtown Cleveland.

Mr. Pearl (1917-2003) was a graduate from the Cleveland School of Art (1946-49). He was an artist, designer for American Greetings, and an art teacher. The painting was created between 1970-1990 and donated by the family in 2017. The painting can be viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room on the north wall that overlooks the Mall.

One can then see the fountain entitled Peace Arising from the Flames of War (created by Marshall Fredericks, dedicated 1964) while viewing the painting.